Writing Prompts for Independent Reading

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8th - 11th
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These writing prompts are perfect to use as bell ringers for independent reading, reader's workshop, and even full class novel studies.

Each one asks students to reflect on -- or connect to -- some aspect of their reading, such as character, theme, point of view, conflict, or setting. Some prompts ask them to make a creative connection.

Then, a further slide will instruct students to make one or more revisions to improve their response. This process is not meant to end with a fully revised good copy or to take a lot of time; instead, it helps students create a habit of revision. If each time they write something they take a moment to think about improvements, -- even if the response is short and informal -- they will form that habit and become better writers. (SAVE: this product is available in my Reader's Workshop Bundle).

In this file, you will find:

1. A slideshow with over 50 writing prompts, followed by a suggested revision.

2. A slideshow without the revisions - just the prompts.

3. A slideshow with editable revision suggestions. Use these if you need to tweak the revisions to suit the needs of your students

*You can also print off the prompts and use them for small group discussions about texts.

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